US Popularity:6845
Meaning:Wind; Ghost
Whether you prefer gentle breezes or stormy gusts, without a doubt, this name is full of personality. A Hawaiian gender-neutral name, Makani means "wind" or “ghost.” It's perfect if you're looking for a nature-inspired name with multifaceted power or a whimsical choice illuminated by the otherworldly. The wind can also be seen as a symbol of freedom, as it cannot be controlled. You might not enjoy trying to wrangle an uncontrollable toddler, but you can't deny that this name has a captivating appeal.

Makani Name Popularity Data

U.S. Births

Overall:Makani is currently #6845 in U.S. births
Boy:Makani is currently #4400 in U.S. births
Girl:Makani is currently #7857 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 2446
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Makani, February 2020

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 214, 467

  • WordSense Dictionary, Makani

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